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developments to report regarding the fiscal cliff showdown in washington, d.c.. so called plan b was introduced this morning by house speaker john boehner. proposal calls for tax hike on household that's make more than $1 million including small businesses however it didn't take long for the white thousands announce it's opposition to the plan. watch this. >> i mean alternative here, if you think bit in the so called plan b is makes no sense, there is an opportunity here to do something that has been set as a gel for a long time in washington reach a bipartisan compromise on significant deficit reductions on the order of $4 trillion when taking pieces of it and put them together. we're very close to being able to achieve that. and the president demonstrated obvious willingness to compromise and to move more than halfway. >> also, we're learning house majority leader said that the house will have the votes necessary to pass the plan b. but let's be clear. what is obvious is that president rejected the offer because it doesn't raise enough taxes but the problem that i, and other conservatives hav
set as a goal for a long time in washington, which is reach a bipartisan compromise on significant deficit reduction on the order of $4 trillion, when you take all the pieces of it and put them together. we are very close to being able to achieve that and the president has demonstrated obvious willingness to compromise and to move more than halfway. >> we're also learning house majority leader eric cantor said the house will have the votes necessary to pass the plan b, but let's be clear. he weather what's really obvious is that the president rejected the offer simply because it doesn't raise enough taxes. but the problem that i and other true conservatives have with boehner's plan b is that it punishes the very people responsible for creating jobs in the country. the speaker's falling directly into the president's class warfare trap instead of fighting for the principles that handed his party to the majority. he was sent to washington like all republicans, to reduce the size of government and cut taxes. not the opposite. as a result, i think it's time we go back to the drawing boa
the senate. but staying in washington to run the conservative heritage foundation think tank. he joins us tonight. >> great to be with you. >> bret: why are you doing it? >> if you look at the 2012 election, apparent that the conservatives need to do more to convince americans that ideas will make the lives better. unfortunately in the senate what we have to do is point out bad policy with the president. that is important job. my background is research and marketing to people. to leverage their assets to communicate to all americans we can make their lives bette better, this is a dream job for me. klitcally important. i don't think the republicans will win another national election unless conservatives convince americans the principles will work. then libertarians and independents and democrats can embrace the conservative ideas if americans believe they're the real solutions. >> bret: what do you say to the constituents who say he was my guy? >> i am still that guy. what i have done like help elect good con seventive senators and stop bad things like earmarks is only because i've gone ou
discipline to washington. >> we need to make difficult decisions. often we have conversations about how to create enough revenue to solve the problem. i learned early in my 20s if you have a problem with spending there's not enough revenue to make up for it. we have a spending problem, ladies and gentlemen in america. knotted a revenue -- not a revenue problem. >> he expects to be sworn in on january 3rdrd. once scott give >> thank you. a quick programming note both senate tim scott and nikki haley will join greta van susteren on tonight's on the record at 10:00 p.m. eastern. why secretary of state clinton is not testifying about benghazi this week. it says politics makes strange bed fellows. case in point energy exports next. copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-a
the word to apply to anybody who wants to do business as usual in washington. it is lunacy what we were doing. it is like you were talking about. we shouldn't be taking a break. i loved your flat tax. you said fair tax, flat tax, but there are some basic principals, and i love the points you laid out, neil. those are the things that we ought to be doing. >> i do what i can. congressman i am not there in the seat of power like you. i am a prompter reader. i become super when i put the costumes on. can we show that animation again? that's what i look like when i put it on. enough about me. back to what you are going to do to help me and advance this cause of settling and bridging this gap. i don't know what it is with you guys, but you just can't do it. what is the problem? >> it shouldn't be. every time we have leverage in the house we give it away. and you are right. the important issue here is the spending. we've got the debt ceiling. we've got even republican leaders saying maybe we ought to give our leverage and our constitutional control of spending to the president. confidently the
,000 men and women and children have recorded killed in syria during uprising. now, live from washington. are the united states officials commenting that the government has used the chemical weapons? >>reporter: reporters were told they do not have evidence of this but video uploaded by the syrian opposition and impossible to independently verify by fox, claims to show the use of the chemical weapons by assad regime. this fire which allegedly produces toxic smoke began after a tank was unloaded by a syrian jet over rebel-held territory. another video could not be authenticated showed gear confiscate by the opposition. the israeli around to the united states responded that the israelis have intelligence assets monitoring the stockpiles. >> syria has a very varied deep chemical weapons program. it is dispersed geographically. if the weapons were pass into the hands of hezbollah that would be a game changer. >> he said the jihad presence in syria is big and getting bigger and the longer this conflict goes on the more they can establish a presence. >>shepard: different groups involved with t
such a terrible idea to him. that's exactly what the people -- has people in washington so worried tonight. "the fox report" correspondent jonathan hunt son set tonight. do we know exactly where the united states is getting the intelligence information on these supposed chemical weapons? >> in a word, shep, no, because on the grounds that they don't want to compromise their intelligence sources u.s. officials aren't telling us. but those questions are being asked, particularly given the experiences we had with intelligence in the run-up to the iraq war in 2003. if we don't have our own resources on the ground from whom we are we getting this word that these chemical weapons are be prepared and how reliable are those sources? defense secretary leon panetta would not be drawn on that earlier today. listen. >> without commenting on the specific intelligence that we have with regard to these chemical weapons, i think there is no question that we remain very concerned. the intelligent that we have raises serious concerns that this is being considered. >> certainly the alarm is nothing surrounded this
. steve centanni is live in washington. are the two sides any closer together? >> reporter: there are two important signs today. speaker, house speaker john boehner met with president obama at the white house today. we don't know how long they met or exactly what they talked about, but the white house says lines of communication are open and face-to-face meeting is on important. at the same time republicans say they will accept the demands for higher taxes on the wealthy if it goes along with spending cuts entitlements like medicare and social security. listen.... >> a lot of people are putting forth a theory. i think it has merit where you give the president 2% increase he is talking about on the top 2 percent. i am beginning to believe that is the best route for us to take. >> reporter: many other republicans, of course, standing firm against any tax increase. they could give the speaker a hard time if he tries to pass the kind of legislation corker was talking about there. >> and how are the democrats reacting to accept the higher tax rates? >> reporter: they are happy to see movement
. peter doocy is live in washington with more. hi, peter. >> today's unemployment effort will be the first since super storm sandy hit the east. any jobs that were lost economists are expecting a lousy report as a result of the storm. but regardless of what the number is, we are still one day closer to the fiscal cliff. even though speaker of the house john boehner's office says the lines of communication on both sides are open we know one thing is not being discussed by democrats and that one thing is extending the busheir raw tax cuts for top earners. >> oo i am not going to sign any package that prevents the top to go up but i am going to get something that is good for this fm l and good for the american economy. >> in the senate mitch mcconnell proposed a vote on the part of the president's proposal that would allow the white house and not congress to control on its own without their input. but majority leader harry reid said that is not. >> if the president's proposal is made in good faith our friends should be eager to vote for them. so i am surprised the majority leader declined a c
washington a message, you are messing with the economy and playing games and playing chicken with the economy. i'm concerned if we get a deal the market will sell off because it will be tax hikes, it will be spending cuts, nothing to promote growth. >>neil: but there is a danger to doing a deal when you think the markets will like it if you score, even a bad deal. i remember when tarp was rejected under the bush administration we felt, we saw the market drop 770 points. and the argument was get back and maybe the markets will not fall, and then two months later we were down 4,000 points from that level so whatever panic attack you fear that is a slow bleed, anyway. >> we seeing our markets underperform global markets and have gone sideways since the election and we had a sell off and now they have involved that and are moving sideways. if they bring a deal that is all just a deal that is all fluff and no real circumstance. what we will see is a market that sells off. there is an old adage on wall street, buy the room or sell the fat f we bring a deal all tax hike, wall street will see that, a
a wonderful sunday. >> jamie: glad you were with us. to washington now. have a great day, everybody. >> just a week after the jovaughn belcher tragedy, another shock for the nfl. one play or is dead and other is you should arrest after a car crash believed to be cause bide drunk driving. jerry brown has died and a teammate, josh brent, has been charged in his death. the first hour of america's news headquarters, starts with a report from our own casey stegele, live in cowboys stadium in arlington, texas. >> reporter: yeah. cowboys stadium behind me is quiet today because america's team is in cincinnati, playing the bengal this is afternoon. but we understand the team was briefed about this tragedy before their plane left dallas yesterday, that's when they learned that one of their teammates was dead and another one was behind bar, 24-year-old josh brent is expected to post bail later today from irving, texas, where he was arrested. police there say late friday night, early saturday morning, the cowboys' nose tackle left a club in dallas, was driving above the posted speed limit, hit a curb a
kissing >>> shortly after finding out, he jumped from the george washington bridge. >> secretly gay, he jumped to his death after his roommate used a web cam to tape him kiss video online. >> i think people's privacy should be respected and it wasn't so i thought it was messed up. >> it broke my heart. i started crying because i have been in his shoes. >> robby was sentenced to just 30 days for cyber bullying. was in the charged in connection with with the suicide itself. >> when you see somebody doing something wrong tell them that's not right. stop it. >> sometimes the prank is dressed up as a righteous sting. >> because there is child predators out here all over the place trying to get kids to meet them to have sex. it's a very scary situation. >> during the early 2000s, nbc was flying high with highly popular to catch a predator series. premise, to catch men seeking online to meet underaged children for sex. >> this 53-year-old is bringing candy. >> did you bring my m&ms? but what he has in mind isn't so sweet. >> working with internet watchdog group, nbc lured the member to a h
what i understand in washington, the president is saying what is critical is that republicans have to stop being inflection i believe by protecting the top two percent and sacrificing the rest of us. and if they do something about taxes on the very rich we can then talk about what spending cuts will be put in place. >> david. >> it's not fair and it's not intellectually honest, juan, my friend, to say the top two percent are harming the rest of the country because of their tax rate. they are already paying the highest rate. >> what? >> they are paying more than their fair share, and i repeat, i repeat, this is not an issue that's going to resolve the debt issue. it won't make a debt in it. >> wait, david. that's a distortion. david, that's a distortion torsion. >> no, it's not. >> nobody said and sean rightly pointed out the taxes that will be imposed on the top two percent would only pay for government spending for eight days or so. >> that's right. >> that's right. >> the reality is what you have to say is everybody is making a contribution to reduce the size of the debt, and tha
night from washington, d.c.. we'll see you tomorrow night right here 10:00 p.m. eastern. wednesday. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard. the. >> it operates in the dirty harry mentality of people who actually belief that if a number of people were armed in the theater in aurora they would have been able to take down this nut job. >> bill: bob costas in the middle of a gun controversy. he will be here tonight. and we'll get to the bottom of this very intense debate. >> our problem with president obama isn't that he is a bad person. our problem is that he is a bad president. [cheers] >> bill: factor exclusive senator marco rubio in his first post election interview. he is now emerging as one of the leaders of the republic party. also tonight, dennis miller on paying higher taxes. and charlie brown kicked to the cush -- curb in arkansas by a pastor. >> everything i do turns into a disaster. >> oh, good grief. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. no talking points memo this ev
to washington. new information breaking in the last hour that a backup plan is in the works for republicans in case the white house and congress can not reach a deal on the fiscal cliff by the end of the year. house speaker john boehner spoke about it a minutes ago. >> our plan b would protect american taxpayers who make a million dollars or less and have all of their current rates extended. i continue to have hope that we can reach a broader agreement with the white house that would reduce spending as well as have revenues on the table. jon: despite the existence of this plan b negotiations are moving forward between president obama and speaker boehner to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. ed henry is live at the white house. so tell us a little bit more about plan b. what is it, ed? >> reporter: good to see you, jon. you know the president's position all along you only raise taxes on people making over $250,000. republicans said look, that will end up not just hitting individuals but a lot of small businesses. it will result in them not creating jobs, et cetera. so you hear the speaker saying
in washington. but now the press is working in concert with the obama administration. no longer do we have a skeptical media when it comes to confronting power. the president's liberal ideology is compatible with the liberal belief system of many media bosses. and so we are seeing a tremendous power grab in washington. that's not being challenged by many in the media talking points admit very few americans understand what's going on and certainly many voters had no clue in november. just remember, every time. every time a new law is passed, even the good ones the state grows more powerful the individual grows weaker. that's the truth and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. reaction. joining us from los angeles leslie marshall and from washington kirsten powers, both are democrats and fox news contributors. so on the level of brilliance, kirsten, how would you rate that memo? i don't know what is worse than an f? can i give you a g? >> bill: really? what a tough prop. >> yeah. you know, bill, to bring up cuba and china in connection with to raising taxes. >> bill: you made that
with the president winning by just 74,000 votes. out of more than 8 million cast. joining us now from washington is senator marco rubio a republican from florida. first off, senator, why did your state go for obama. >> first, thank you, bill, for having me on. throughout the campaign i said florida would be very close and competitive state. let's start by admitting the on oous the president ran a very good grass roots operation. they invested a the love money into the infrastructure and technology. we should look and learn from that. technological high ground always wins from these things. >> bill: i'm perplexed because i thought florida would go for mitt romney based upon the economy primarily but romney spent a lot of time and money there. but what did the -- what message that the president brought to florida sueded for him? >> i'm not sure if it's the president's message. it's the message that we need to do a better job as a movement. not just the republican party. those who believe in limited government and preenterprise have to do a better and more consistent job of explaining to people why
on that coming up in just a bit. >>> also from washington right now, fox news has confirmed that the fbi is today investigating who hacked into the computers of our retired admiral mike mullen and read his e-mails. this guy's the former chairman of the joint chiefs. and they're in his personal computer. the bureau discovered that someone had read the e-mails of the former chairman of the joint chiefs back in october of this year, and we are told that all the clues point to someone in china. john lucas is an internet security expert and the international president of high-tech crime experts. did i get your last anytime right? >> close. megyn: thanks for the clarification. now, he's on his personal computer, but he's on government sort of property doing work for the government on his personal computer, and he's talking to people who still have all the clearances and so on, and why do we believe it was the chinese? >> well, what happens is when the fbi or anybody gets involved and started tracking this back, we're going to trace the ip addresses and the connections that gives you a connection from w
and "washington post" people are at 54 percent who want more strict gun control laws compared to 43 percent who oppose this. >> last night the president got high marks across the spectrum for focusing largely on trying to bring the country together but the middle part of the speech which talked about broadly speaking taking some sort of dramatic action, the reporters are trying to put more meat on the bones and press how quickly the president will move. what specifically will the president support? jake carney was vague. >> as you know the president has taken positions on common sense measures that he believes should be taken to address this problem but he made clear that more needs to be done and we as a nation have not done enough to fulfill our number one obligation which is to protect our children. >>reporter: you can hear the questions about gun control but he struggled with explaining what, specifically, the president might do other than the one point you played earlier about supporting the ban on assault weapons, senator feinstein of california said she is about to reintroduce that at go
to a whole new level late last night. chief washington correspondent at the state department this morning. what do we know today, james. >> reporter: bill and martha good morning to you. u.s. officials confirm to the fox news pentagon team late last night that the sarin gas in possession of the syrian government has been mixed and is ready for use against the syrian people should the bashar al-assad regime take that deadly des*eufplgt desession. the rebel forces say they have surrounded an air base and they are engaging troops on the road to the damascus airport. the gas is deliverable in several ways but officials here believe it has been placed in fracturable canisters, the kind that can be dropped by planes. here is greta van su van sus string. >> surb sha needs to stanrussia needs to stand up and hopefully they will. some of the arab countries are trying foe find a which to get him out. >> reporter: at this time no u.s. naval assets have been tasked to help with the crisis. the eisenhower andee wha are headed home. bill: there are reports that bashar al-assad will try to seek asylum i
at the pentagon, thank you. jenna: more on that as that story develops. back to washington d.c. now and the back and forth over the budget crisis there taking place behind closed doors right now on capitol hill. you have negotiators from both sides trying to hammer out a deal over tax hikes and spending cuts as the clock particulars towards that fiscal cliff deadline on january 11. mike emanuel is live. we are still getting hard lines from either side about where they stand on this. what is really happening behind the closed doors? are they closer to a dole? >> reporter: jenna you're right about a lot of tough talk in public, but behind closed doors we know the president, the speaker of the house john boehner had a phone call late yesterday, the first call they had in a week. there has not been much in the way of leaks as to what was discussed. most folks on capitol hill may suggest that no leaks means they are getting down to serious movement on finding a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff. because in public the treasury secretary was asked yesterday if the administration is prepared to go ov
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at home and you pay your bills and you show up for work. washington hasn't balanced it's checkbook. it has to borrow money from the chinese to pay its bills. barely shows any real work or progress on our behalf. maybe they just aren't listening to us any more. it occurred to me if they won't listen to us i wonder if they will listen to a stronger voice. i wonder if they will listen to god? walls of water party, or signs and watonders. sometimes you speak them in a still small voice. since the leaders from either party don't seem to listen to us wonder what would happen if we asked god to speak to them so maybe they would listen to him. it may be a good day for somebody to have more of a million voice march on capitol hill. what if millions of americans simply prayed that day for our nation our leaders and. i am not talking about partisan prayer. i am not sure the almighty would register with either of the parties we have now. not even a political prayer. i am not sure what the creator would like to reveal. what if millions of americans just set aside a few minutes to pray for each other or
with her son he enjoyed it and why she did it for thank thank, -- thanksgiving they went to washington d.c.. >> it is such a broadspectrum. and was he the kind of child functioning. hey, i am going to the store or i love you. or was he cold and defatched and unable to commune much. >> from my conversations with nancy. i love you and thratype of emotion was not what he would do. like you said. he was more detached . robber >> if is certainly tragic. andy was trying to rich, tharching you. >> and as a gunman burst in the school. one nurse hidurped her desk. >> as i crouched down. could see my dorway. he was in the office and then to my office. and when i heard the door close. and he possible i could see him knows now. >> right in front. >> twept feet away. nand facing his boots to my deck. nnancy lanza visit my place. one of thim show brought the boys along. >> we are more about. in the interview hoe gave me, he did it written and not on camera because he is getting tired. he wanted to make a couple ofs d. i see a lot of bads and she was not one of them. her son ryan adam's older brother w
about a link i think he was saying in the "washington post" there isn't necessarily a link between autism and violence or asperger's and violence. i think it's smart to take a step baccalaureate the investigators do the police work they kneed and let's get some psychiatrists, people together to see what do we need to do to try to help these families prevent tragedies like this. >> started off with protecting the schools. >> good point. >> you can do that. when we come back the politics of guns. is it too soon? michael bloomberg is making a big push for gun control. should politicians be pushing these issues so quickly? that discussion when we come back. ♪ any tree this lot is on me. i'm the messenger, by the way. what's your name? joanne. with the hundreds that i save with progressive on my car insurance, this tree is on me. no way. way. this tree is on me. really?! yes. aah! let me just trim it up a ittle bit for you. [ buzzing ] thank you. saving's greetings. you guys are gonna get this tree right here? are you sure that's the one? i'll tie it to the roof for you. make savings
down if at all. >>guest: it is quite obvious to anyone that studies the matter, washington has a spending problem. not a revenue problem. if you look at raiding taxes on millionaires, president obama campaigned on increasing taxes on the millionaires and billionaires so now if you make $200,000 you are a millionaire or a billionaire. even if you do that the revenue you gain if that is not going to get us out of the problems. so here in the real world there is not a lot hope that anything that reaches, comes close to sanity will take place in washington. >>neil: what do you think of the vote among the republican caucus on the tax hikes, to millionaires in this case? anyone who votes for that, do you remember or do you vow retribution? >>guest: the feeling with most tea party members across country, there are 43 million of us, the only people that like us less than the democrats are the republicans. we say what boehner did with the committee chairs that held fast to tea party principles. in 2014, look, i was here after boehner was elected speaker in 2010 when the republicans retu
some confessions. kel rewright live in washington with more on what that may be. >> speaker of the house john boehner met with the president on monday. the two discussed what they can do to avoid the fiscal cliff. mr. fwhier p by another put th before the president. in a counteroffer the president proposed to raise taxes on those making 400,000 a year. >> in order to achieve a broad deficit reduction package that puts our economy on a sustainable fiscal path in the future a certain level of revenue cleaned from the wealthy has to be met. the only way to do that was through -- in part rates rising. >> a rough outline of the deal calls for 1 trillion in cuts, one trillion in revenue, immediate down payment and legislative process through next year. in the previous meeting the two sides remain pfar apart on agreement. now they appear to be some what closer to a deal. president obama proposed some of the demands on spending cuts on entitlement program such as curtailing future inflation adjust ams for future recipients of social security. michael steele says any movement away fr
to the earthquake up couple years ago that was not much damage. what if it wiped out york and washington? it will work when nothing else does. others would have been knocked off. john: you'll learn about it from tv and radio. i learned about it now. >> i have a battery operated radio. >> the anchor man says this happened. >> this is a boondoggle. and you guys never stop. >> make sure the public remains safe. >> 12 hours after the storm began it look like the emergency alert because take shelter now. 12 hours into the storm i am not personally directing it at you this is government thinking spend the money for a second to rate stuff. >> you mentioned of local alert. we have to and include training for emergency workers say you are right. 12 hours is not acceptable that was a failure but to still have dealer system i appreciate the fact i got the alert that said take cover. john: thank you jamie barnett. my government projects may from dangerous chemicals. base steady if this dangerous to wash your hands with this so poor brush with this toothpaste. their conclusion? john: school is boring
with the chief washington correspondent ed henry where obama insists he moved more than halfway to meet boehner. >> megyn: the democrats have given a lot to boehner and they are not ready to give more. top advisor telling me the white house believes the negotiation took a step back today. speaker boehner said it's time for a backup plan. >> our plan "b" is protect taxpayers making $1 million or less and have current rates extended. >> there there is little chance of passible in the senate. the democrats say if goalposts is getting moved. >> take the football and charlie brown episode. they jerk it away. >> 15 months ago the president suggested threshold on tax hikes might be a $1 million. >> middle class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaire and billionaires. today they said it did not preclude raising rates with broader reform. >> the idea to tax people making more than $1 million is so bad and unbalanced why did the president propose it in 2007? >> millionaire tax in rose garden? >> first, >> that is a different propoise sal. he supported exploration of bush tax cut for those m
washington, d.c.. we'll see you tomorrow night right here 10:00 p.m. eastern. >> dana: hello. i'm dana perino with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, eric bolling, greg gutfeld. 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: nbc sports -- >> dana: nbc sportscaster bob costas got in trouble for politicizing the murder-suicide by jovan belcher. bill o'reilly just sat down with costas moments ago to talk about the controversy. we at "the five" have the first clip. you will hear that in a moment. first, a 9/11 call has just been released in the case. this is belcher's mother cheryl shepard pleading for help after the mother of her granddaughter was shot by her own son. listen. >> dana: his mom obviously a strong woman, kimberly. some people asked today is it the case of the law that you have to release a 9/1 9/11 dash 911 tape like this or do they keep them private? >> andrea: if a request is made, subpoena to the tape and get reporting they are allowed to because it's part of the public record. once you do the proper steps you can get it. certain case, judge or prosecutor is pending, w
'm bret baier in washington. the big story is the on going war in washington and throughout the country on the impending fiscal cliff. tonight on "special report," president obama visits a middle class family in virginia to emphasize the need for extending bush era tax cuts for all but the top 2%. republicans want to focus on spending cuts. the president is resisting. we'll explore that. one of the senate top conservative is leaving. south carolina tea party favorite jim demint is resigning. he will become the head of the hair tage foundation think tank. we'll talk to him live. new worries tonight about chemical weapons in syria. u.s. officials told foxyian officials -- syrian officials have loaded it on canisters to be dropped from above. on a lighter side why simpson is dancing like this to promote fiscal reform. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 eastern now. back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> andrea: welcome back to "the five." well, you are looking live at the national christmas tree lightinger? washington, d.c. any minute, the president wil
. the republicans were elected and sent to washington to fight for limited government, balanced budgets, and of course, greater liberty for all the american people. at this moment it seems like they are only offering a democratic light version for america. maybe they need to learn a thing or two from president obama. maybe they need to show a willingness to go over the so-called fiscal cliff. now, if the president really wants to take the country there, maybe they need to let him go there. here's the bottom line. what are we hearing from the white house? we're hearing the president will not negotiate unless taxes are raised on job creators, and we're hearing that the president now wants to seize control of the debt ceiling from congress. well, that means rather than needing the approval of the house was the senate to raise the nation's spending limit, president barack obama wants to do this all by his lonesome, a blank check. >> if congress in any way suggests that they're going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default once again, as part of a budget
at the pentagon and in washington about what the intentions of the assad regime is with the sarin gas, these chemical weapons that can be so deadly. >> greta: jennifer, what makes this so vastly different than anything else is you've got this 60-day window. it's not like nuclear weapons where some country has that sort of discussion with us that endures for years, and they sort of plod along. this is a 60-day window, and in the event that he doesn't get asylum or in the event he gets asylum but as he leaves, he does something rather dirty or leaves insecure, one minute in a discharge of this sarin gas, and it's deadly to so many people. this is different. would you not agree? >> reporter: it's so much more deadly than cyanide, for instance. this nerve gas, it kills instantly, as you said. i think the real question we have to ask ourselves is why would the assad regime use chemical weapons on their own people, and that is really a question that only assad himself can answer. it is very clear that his regime is teetering. it's a desperate measure, if anything, and it's very interesting
: you are looking live at washington d.c. in the capitol, believe it or not law makers hoping to avoid the fiscal cliff are making progress. aides said they were closer to cutting a deal. but one thing that will not click is tax hikes. how much would they be and who will would have to pay them when it come to revenue. joining us is saradoga springs, utah mayor mya love. he wanted tax increases and would now settle for 1.2 trillion and impact $400,000 or more. and sounds like he squished a bit on it and what do you think about the supposed deal? >> it is not much movement from the president's side. in if you are going for $250,000 to $400,000 that is not much. young came out with a report saying if you tax the top two brackets that will cost you 700,000 jobs. these are janitors going in and having their manager say i am sorry wecan't afford you any longer and these people are working pay check to pay check. they need mon tow feed their family. >> gretchen: - >> steve: the president wanted a two year debt limit. and that was the republicans leverage. it seems like the republicans are get
information. what has been the reaction thus far from washington? >> reporter: the reaction from the white house and pentagon as you expect is very somber because this was valued member of "seal team 6". we have a statement read by the president yesterday. tragically we lost one of our special operators in this effort. our thoughts and prayers go out to his family just as we must always honor our troops and military families he gave his life for his fellow americans. from secretary panetta, quote, the special operators who conducted this raid knew they were putting their lives on the line to free a fellow american from the enemy's gripe. they put the safety of another american ahead of their own as they always do, jenna. jenna: save extra prayers for that family today for sure. jennifer, thank you. jon: to the fiscal cliffhanger on capitol hill as the president and house speaker boehner say they're keeping open the lines of communication one day after meeting to discuss the ongoing negotiations aimed at stopping the combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to kick in le
from fox news in washington. it's beginning to feel like groundhog day in the talks of the fiscal cliff. both sides dug in, no agreement in sight and we're 23 days from the brink. join us to break down where it stands, two leader senators, charles schumer and bob corker. house speaker boehner said friday another week has been wasted. given president obama won the election and seems to have most of the political leverage, what's the realistic deal to be made in the next 23 days? >> first of all i think something's going to happen. i hope it's large enough for people who want to see entitlement reform to vote for. the president has leverage but the republicans have leverage with the debt ceiling, hopefully cooler heads will prevail. theorist are coming forward on how to deal with this. it's a unique moment in history where every developed country in the world, economists on both sides of the aisle know the greatest threat of the country is fiscal solvency. the minority party is trying to leverage the president into doing something great for the nation. i hope the president soon will see t
thank you for being with us tonight. make sure you go to gretawire.com. good night from washington. >> hello everyone. i am dana perino. welcome to the five. it has been 48-hours since the shooting. the first funerals were held for 6-year-old classmates noah pozner and jack pinto has been laid to rest. he joins us now. >> good evening from sandy hook elementary. we remember two of the youngest victims today. you mentioned noah pozner age 6. he just celebrated a birthday only a month ago on november 20th. he was considered a lively and smart kid. that's how his uncle described him. that was one of two funerals today. get this, dana, noah had a twin sister. her name was ariel. she was in the school at the time of the shooting but she was in a different classroom. these two were said to be inseperable in life. ariel made it out okay. the other funeral for young jack pinto also age 6 a huge sportsmsports fan a big new york giants fan. he was recognized yesterday by wide receiver victor cruise who wrote rip jack pinto rest in peace on his cleats also jack pinto my hero the words
that the doctor was in imminent danger. peter doocy is live in washington with more. >> reporter: we are told, dr. joseph is undergoing medical evaluation, but the nonprofit organization he works for, morning star development, says the doctor was reported to be in good condition and is uninjured. on wednesday, december 5, dr. joseph was driving back from a visit to a rural medical clinic in the eastern kabul province when he was abducted by taliban insurgent who is held him and two others captive, 50 miles or so from the border of pakistan. general john allen says the mission exemplifies our unwaiverring commitment to defeating the taliban. i am proud of the american and afghan forces that planned and conducted this operation. thanks to them, dr. joseph will be rejoining his fam low and loved one. morning star development says dr. joseph will be returning to his home in colorado springs within the next few days. he has been a medical adviser for morning star the last 3 years. he makes frequent trips to afghanistan. and we found a video online this morning, where dr. joseph describes his mission.
very much. now we move on to your money and the financial peril our nation faces if washington lawmakers don't get it together soon. president obama saying now a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff could be about a week away. there is just one catch. he says republicans have to accept the, quote: reality as he puts it that tax rates are going up for the richest americans. something g.o.p. leaders are calling a deal breaker. >> we're not insisting on rates just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather because we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. we can probably solve this. it's not that tough. but we need that conceptual break through that says we need to do a balanced plan. >> we made a good faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis and that offer included significant spending cuts reforms and it included additional revenue. and frankly, it was a balanced approach mr. president has been asking for. now we need a response from the white house. >> they have 27 days to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from kicking in on new year's
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